The last victory of Novak Djokovic, number 77, in a United States Open was not only the ticket to the third round or another step to the Grand Slam. He lengthened a statistic that has him as the only tennis player with four different streaks of more than twenty consecutive victories in Majors in the Open Era.
ANDhe Serbian, who is going for another historical feat (surpassing the 20 Major of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal), would even break this same mark, with the ease that it supposes for a number one, in the first rounds of an upcoming tournament if he consecrates himself in New York.
It reached 26 between 2018 and 2019, from losing to Marco Cecchinato in the quarterfinals in Paris until his loss to Dominic Thiem in the semis of that same tournament the following year, having won three Slams in a row. Above it even has the one that he stitched between 2011 and 2012 with 27 victories.
After the defeat in 2011 in the semis again at Roland Garros, in this case with Federer, he would not fall again until the final in Paris the following year.
And the longest, with 30 wins, between 2015 and 2016. Once again, in Paris, when he lost the final to Stan Wawrinka, and was hooked until 2016, not at Roland Garros but at Wimbledon, where he would lose to the American. Sam Querrey.
30 wins: 2015-2016
27 wins: 2011-2012
26 wins: 2018-2019
23 wins: 2021-ongoing …